‘Desperate attempt will find few takers,’ India counters Pakistan’s false allegation of sponsoring terrorism
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had accused India of plotting to destabilize his country by sponsoring terrorism
Countering such false allegations, the Ministry of External Affairs on Sunday said Islamabad’s “desperate attempt will find few takers” as the international community is aware of its tactics and “proof of its terror sponsorship has been admitted by none other than its own leadership.”
The Pakistan Foreign Minister also claimed that they have irrefutable evidence of an alleged Indian role in terror attacks within its territory ranging from Balochistan to Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa as well as Gilgit-Baltistan.
Responding to Pakistan’s so called claims of “proof” against India, MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said such claims enjoy no credibility, are fabricated and represent figments of imagination.
“The face of global terror, Osama Bin Laden, was found in Pakistan; Pakistan’s PM glorified him as a ‘martyr’ from the floor of Parliament; he admitted the presence of 40,000 terrorists in Pakistan; their Science and Technology Minister proudly claimed involvement and success of Pakistan, led by its Prime Minister, in the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 Indian soldiers were martyred,” Anurag Srivastava added.
“Despite repeated calls for restraint and adherence to the ceasefire understanding of 2003 for maintaining peace and tranquillity, Pakistani forces continue to engage in providing supporting cover fire to infiltrators. The incessant infiltration of terrorists and induction of weapons to fuel terror activities continues unabated. Such activities are not possible without the support of Pakistani forces deployed along the LoC,” the MEA spokesperson maintained.
“The press conference (of Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs) was a deliberate attempt on the part of the Pakistani establishment to shift focus from its internal political and economic failures. It also seeks to justify cross-border terrorism, including ceasefire violations and infiltration across the LoC and IB,” he said
“We call upon Pakistan to end its support to cross border terrorism. Pakistani leaders have never hidden the fact that it has become a factory for producing terrorists. India is not the only neighbour to be targeted as underlined by the statements of countries similarly targeted. Distant parts of the world have seen the terror trail lead back to Pakistan. Concocting documents and peddling false narratives will not absolve Pakistan of such actions. We are confident the world will hold it to account,” the MEA spokesperson said.